Recommended routes Florence

Recommended routes Florence

A day in Florence

To get a good overview of the city in such a short time, it is better to focus on the historic center.

  • The visit of Duomo is required. 
  • After having admired (and booked on the Internet) the Brunelleschi dome and the doors of the Baptistery of Ghiberti,
  • push your curiosity to the Piazza della Signoria
  • and visit the Palazzo Vecchio, the palace-fortress erected in the XNUMXth century and current town hall. The sala dei Cinquecento deserves special attention.
  • L & rsquomidi, obligatory passage Angel,
  • then come back and stroll around the Republic Square.
  • Finally, cross the river for an aperitivo in the lively district of Holy Spirit.
  • The next day, be Angel, Raphaël ...
  • Angel break as well as those of Donatello and Verrocchio.

4 days in Florence

1st day

  • Start the day with the unmissable architectural trio formed by the Duomo, the baptistery and the campanile.
  • To deepen your visits, do not hesitate to open the doors of the Opera Museum, which will enlighten you on all the works of the cathedral.
  • Then head to the San Marco district north of the Duomo, to contemplate the sublime frescoes by Fra Angelico in the San Marco Museum, former convent.
  • Break from Angel from all angles, but also linger on his Slaves, equally admirable.

The 2nd day

  • Go for the Uffizi Gallery ; reservation preferable. Allow at least 3 hours of visit.
  • After the Uffizi, cross the Arno by the Old Bridge while enjoying the view.
  • Take a left, in the direction of San Niccolò district, a quiet and authentic neighborhood.
  • If you have a bit of strength and time left, climb via San Salvatore al Monte to theSan Miniato al Monte church. The interior is beautifully preserved, and the view of the city is sublime!
  • In the evening, a little walk around Holy Spirit, always very lively place. You will discover the charm of Florentine nights.

The 3nd day

  • La Basilica of Santa Croce, true Italian pantheon,
  • and close to the magnificent Bargello Museum, one of the finest sculpture museums in Italy.
  • And for the insatiable, a little 2-hour visit to the sublime Galleria Palatina at Palazzo Pitti, which is full of Renaissance paintings.
  • Are you feeling tired? A short stop in the Boboli Gardens very close! The charm of Italian gardens.
  • In the evening, tempt yourself with a relaxing trattoria with terrace.

4nd day

If you feel like it, do not hesitate to make a jump in the green hills of the Chianti (there, the rental car is essential), a few kilometers south of the Tuscan capital, a wine region renowned for its magnificent landscapes, its small villages (Greve, Castellina, Gaiole, Radda), its cypress trees, its olive trees and ... its good wine. La dolce vita what!

A week and more in Florence

In a week, we stop at museums and churches.

  •  Besides the essentials Duomo, baptistry et bell tower,
  • we stroll around the San Lorenzo market,
  • we visit theOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica,
  • and we linger in the Palazzo Riccardi to admire the superb fresco of the Three Kings Procession.
  • Further north, you will fall under the spell of San Marco Museum, with the sublime frescoes by Fra Angelico.
  • On the way back, why not stop at the Museo dello Spedale degli Innocenti ? Originally intended to take in abandoned children, the building was built by Brunelleschi, architect of the Duomo.
  • And then, get lost in the streets of neighborhoods Sant & rsquovous at a café terrace; in short, take your time!

Some beautiful places not to be missed:

  • La piazza Santo Spirito and the surprising facade of the church of the same name
  • The imposing Palazzo Pitti of the Medici family
  • Or the cappella Carmine with its surprisingly well-preserved frescoes by Masaccio, Lippi and Masolino.
  • Do you want green? The Boboli Gardens et delle rose are charming and not too touristy.
  • We also explore the surrounding countryside, such as the pretty town of Fiesole,
  • and we push our curiosity to the point of discovering the Medici villas, classified as World Heritage by Unesco (villa La Petraia, villa di Castello, villa di Poggio a Caiano) - if you don't have a car, take bus n ° 7 on piazza San Marco.
  • Otherwise, closer and on foot, we will show you a very pleasant little walk in the Florentine countryside from the district of San Niccolò.

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